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Disaster Centers Open In Pitt & Jones Counties

People in Pitt and Jones counties who were affected by flooding will be able to visit disaster recovery centers for federal help.

The new centers in Greenville and Trenton will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

The Greenville center is at the Pactolus Resource Center on Highway 264, while the one in Trenton is located at the Jones County Civic Center on Highway 58 South.

Staff at those centers can answer questions about an application for disaster assistance or review information needed to process it. Recovery specialists also can provide contacts for other programs that may be able to help.


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Disaster recovery money is starting to flow into Eastern Carolina, less than a week after 10 counties were declared major disaster areas because of flooding.

FEMA says so far $1.3 million in federal grants have been approved to help storm victims, while almost 1300 people have registered so far for assistance.

Anyone affected by the disaster in Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Craven, Hertford, Jones, Onslow, Pender, Pitt and Tyrrell counties is encouraged to register with FEMA.

Disaster recovery centers are located at:

*Beaufort County: Office Building 249 N. Market St. in Washington.
*Bertie County: Council on Aging 103 W. School St. in Windsor.
*Craven County: County Courthouse Old Jail/2nd Floor 411 Craven St. in New Bern.
*Hertford County: County Extension Center 301 W. Tryon St. in Winton.
*Onslow County: Emergency Operations Center 1180 N. Commons Drive in Jacksonville.
*Tyrrell County: Tyrrell Hall 906 Highway 64 E. in Columbia.


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